Check our job postings regularly for updated listings for hostel jobs in Montreal, Vancouver, Venice Beach, Kelowna and Banff. Samesun Backpackers are often expanding, renovating, building and always have exciting adventures ahead! Hostel jobs range from housekeeping, front desk, maintenance, bar & restaurant service – we value a strong work ethic and good teams skills to create a fun and enjoyable work environment!





Night Auditor

Position available now

4-5 nights per week (approx. 20hrs pw)

Supervising the property, cleaning, checking in guests, running audit.

Previous experience an asset.

This is an in house position. Night Auditors are required to live on-site.

Contact Samesun Management via email for more info.

Please provide Cover letter/Resume

Live in-house Staff rate available




Kitchen Manager

Want to work in a company where you can meet people from all over the world? Be in an environment that’s young, fun and relaxed and in downtown Banff? Then Samesun is the place for you. Mingle with happy young travellers and be a great ambassador to make their stay in our great city memorable!

Ready to make your mark on the bar scene in Banff? Apply to be our Kitchen Manager at the Beaver Bar! We are an intimate 40 seat bar attached to the Samesun Banff hostel. We are popular not only with our guests but are also known by locals to have the most affordable drinks and eats in town, a fun atmosphere and a relaxed vibe.

Our ideal candidate has:

  • Management experience – hiring, training, overseeing and scheduling staff
  • Food and beverage experience
  • Passion for food and commitment to quality
  • Ensuring all standards and policies are followed, including those related to food safety, food preparation, timing, cleanliness, and health and safety
  • Achieving financial targets related to the back of the house, including food and labour cost
  • Creative ideas for entertainment, food specials, etc
  • Ability to work varied hours and mostly evenings
  • High energy personality
  • Enjoys a sometimes hectic environment
  • Is a team player
  • Have a valid two-year work visa if not Canadian

Responsibilities include:

· Supervise a kitchen manager and staff

  • Oversee all costs (food and drinks)
  • Handle staffing, labour, scheduling, training, discipline
  • Organize and prepare food
  • Maintain kitchen cleanliness standards
  • Manage financial aspects including banking, daily cash, reporting and budgeting

Salary and perks:

  • $18 per hour, time and a half on stat hols, 40% off food and drink, free meals on shift
  • Free stays in our network of hostels across Canada and in California
  • Free and reduced travel throughout Moose Travel business in western Canada


Contact Samesun Management via email for more info.

Please provide Cover letter/Resume


Samesun Internships

Samesun is always on the lookout for eager students for internship positions.

If you are a student looking to complete your internship hours we have positions available for you at the Vancouver, Banff and Kelowna backpacker hostels. All internships must qualify with your current school and are unpaid. We will provide accommodation to those that require it. All candidates must be 18 years or older.

Please use the application form (link above).


Please note – we do not offer work for stay programs as it is currently illegal in Canada. Please only apply if you have a valid work permit. 

Pristine Labour Recruitment offers listings to jobs at any Samesun hostel in Vancouver, Banff and Kelowna.


Check out some recruitment groups in Vancouver that pick up & drop off right at Samesun’s doorstep.

Contact Pristine Labour for construction & warehousing opportunities.